Monday, March 4, 2013

Carre Jaune - review

A little while ago I was browsing through Everything Mom and Baby and came across the Carre Jaune line.  I was looking for a new bath product, and found the Apricot Bath Powder. I wanted something that I could use either for myself, or for the boys.

After ordering, I was given the chance to review the Carre Jaune Apricot Cream and Natural Foam Wash. There were a few reasons I decided to give the Carre Jaune line a try - first, it is made in Canada, and I love to support the Canadian economy. Next, the Carre Jaune line is free from  Phtalates, Parabens, BPA, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, EDTA and Synthetic or Chemical Ingredients.  Since I try and stick to natural products for our skincare - this was great for me.

Carre Jaune was developed in Canada by a mom of 2.  When her daughter was born, she was looking for natural, eco-friendly children's products, but was unable to find any she was comfortable using - so she decided to make her own.

When the products arrived, I set them to the test.  The first thing I did was the smell test - if the scent is too strong, it turns me off immediately.  I was pleasantly surprised when I opened them that there was just a subtle scent to them.

Next, I had a bath. I added just a little bit of the powder to the water in the tub, and settled in to read my book.  I really enjoyed the fragrance of the powder, and when I emerged from the tub my skin was silky.  I dried off and followed up with the Apricot Cream which helped to lock in the moisture, and my skin remained soft and smooth the following day as well.  I really like that the cream doesn't leave you feeling greasy - my skin absorbed it almost immediately.

For the Natural Foam Wash, I used it on the boys the next day in the tub.  You can use it for washing hair or body, so I did both.  Just a small amount was needed, and the pump it comes in really adds foam (something I wondered about with no SLS in it). It was easy to wash out of their hair, and left it smelling clean and fresh.

I then went to work on washing their bodies and again, it left them smelling clean and fresh, and followed up by the Apricot Cream - their skin was soft and smooth.

I always worry slightly when trying new products as the 3 of us have eczema. Mr. K's is the most severe, and I am happy to report that none of us had a reaction. I actually noticed a patch on Mr. K's hip that seemed to go down, almost disappearing after a few days of the cream.

If you are in the market for new skincare products, or are just making the switch to a more natural product, then I would definitely recommend you try out the Carre Jaune line!


  1. Lovely! I'm so happy you and your kids enjoyed it. I even use the foam for my face. It's so gentle and soothing on the skin.

  2. I love baths. I've never heard of bath powder, sounds interesting. Ohh and I love that it's Canadian!

  3. Good to know. I did not know about Caree Jaune. Where can you buy it? Shopper's maybe? I'll have to go to the website for a better look. Nice to know that you did not have a reaction.

    1. Margarita, i bought it through Everything Mom and Baby

  4. I love that this is enjoyable for you but also safe for kids too! That is something I need! Thanks for the share!

  5. These sound great! I'm so happy to hear it's even safe for sensitive skin with eczema, as we all suffer from it in our family. And love that it's a "subtle" scent...I don't like strong scents either :)

  6. I never tried these products. I have a sensitive skin and it will be perfect for me

  7. This sounds like a fabulous line! My family suffers from sensitive skin and I have extended family that deals with eczema so I'm always interested in products that minimize the chance of a reaction! Thanks for sharing!

  8. WOW sounds great! Never used a powder in the bath before? Much like you I love to support Canadian moms. Bath time is my wind down time and I will be checking out their site for sure. Thanks

  9. Keep on working, great job!


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